Shell Tameer and IoBM collaborate to strengthen women entrepreneurship in Pakistan
Mar 07, 2022
Karachi - Aiming to nurture future women entrepreneurs and initiate gender balance in the business world of Pakistan, this International Women’s Day, Shell Tameer and IoBM’s Shahjehan S.Karim Incubation Center (SSK-IC) held a panel discussion on ‘Gender Equality for Sustainable Future’.
Esteemed members of the panel including Habib Haider, Head of Corporate Relations Shell Pakistan; Shaista Ayesha, CEO Seed Ventures; Talib S. Karim, President IoBM; Dr Imran Batada, CTO and Director CIT IoBM, imparted valuable knowledge among aspiring entrepreneurs and early start-ups. Hira Wajahat, National Lead Climate Launchpad, moderated the session.
Habib Haider, Head of Corporate Relations Shell Pakistan, said, “Shell Tameer is a mission to pave way for young entrepreneurs. Over the past years, it has upskilled many aspiring individuals who are now adding value to Pakistan’s economy. I’m excited to witness great ideas by young female entrepreneurs and look forward to strengthening ties between Shell Tameer and SSK-IC.”
Talib S. Karim, President IoBM, stated “An entrepreneur identifies a need and builds a solution, which is eventually a solution for the country. SSK-IC and Shell Tameer envisions empowering students and converting them into job creators.”
The event is a start to a month-long initiative whereby aspiring women entrepreneurs from different universities, exploring ideas in clean energy, waste management and cleantech solutions; will engage in weekly online sessions with their mentors, where they will provide guidance and advice to help reach their mentoring goals.
Recently, Shell Tameer and IOBM have signed an MOU to collaborate to share expertise, resources with start-ups incubated at IoBM’s Shahjehan S. Karim Incubation Center (SSK-IC), facilitate consultancy and training workshops and conduct on-campus events and share incubating and funding opportunities for Shell Tameer alumni and startups.